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White House Disputes Claims In Gates' Critical Book

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January 07, 2014 AT 2:54 PM
The White House is disputing claims by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that President Obama has lost faith in his Afghanistan policy. In a memoir to be released next week, Gates writes that Obama -- who sent additional troops to Afghanistan during his first term -- began to have doubts about the policy, spurred in part by negative feedback from civilian advisers in the White House. The book – Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War – is set to come out on Tuesday of next week.